Robots will be smarter than people by 2029
February 25 , 2014
Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil's words will probably scare you: He said computers are likely to be more intelligent than the smartest people by the year 2029. The leading artificial intelligence developer mentioned that robots will eventually be able to learn from experience and understand human language.
A profile of Kurzweil in the Guardian reveals a 66-year-old man who believes he may be able to live forever. The "futurologist" takes 150 pills each day and gets injected with vitamins and supplements on a weekly basis so he lives until life-extending technologies are available.
Kurweil also thinks that computers will be able to crack jokes and flirt in the near future. Moreover, machines are expected to be a billion times more powerful than the human brain by 2045.